bipolar

Bipolar disorder; understanding the highs, the lows and the in between.

  • ukconfederate
    Published 6 months ago
    Nice Days Don't Reach Everyone

    Nice Days Don't Reach Everyone

    I’m the first to admit that I’m a real moaning git when I have anything wrong with me. I hate being ill, even in the slightest way. I always feel like I’m a "malfunctioning human" when I’m ill... "defective"... a thought contributed to by people close to me slagging me down because I can’t work and make money.
  • Chuck Hinson
    Published 6 months ago
    More Tips on Winning, Despite Our Bipolar Diagnosis

    More Tips on Winning, Despite Our Bipolar Diagnosis

    Before we begin this installment, let's review some of the highlights of the last one:
  • Chuck Hinson
    Published 6 months ago
    We're Gonna Win, Despite Our Bipolar Diagnosis!

    We're Gonna Win, Despite Our Bipolar Diagnosis!

    In my last post, I listed a number of toll-free numbers that we can use in the event we need someone to talk to, and help us through a "cycle" (the word's used to describe either a manic or depressive stage). Then we covered the issue of medications (and, listen, I can't be too emphatic on this: If you've been prescribed med(s) to help you, then take them regularly! Don't skip a dose, or take too many of them! If you have bad side effects, discuss this with your psychiatrist. He or she can find a better one for you).
  • Chuck Hinson
    Published 6 months ago
    YOU'RE GONNA WIN, Despite Your Bipolar Diagnosis!

    YOU'RE GONNA WIN, Despite Your Bipolar Diagnosis!

    While it's true that bipolar disorder is incurable, there are things we can do to handle it successfully and live a happier and more stable emotional life. So, before I begin this second article, let's review what we learned from the first one:
  • Chuck Hinson
    Published 6 months ago
    I'm Gonna Win, Despite Being Bipolar!

    I'm Gonna Win, Despite Being Bipolar!

    Although my psychiatrist diagnosed me as being bipolar back in 2015, I was neither told of nor treated for it until three years later. The explanation for the delay was simple: My files were "lost in the paperwork."
  • Jessica Slade
    Published 6 months ago
    Going Through Life with Bipolar Disorder

    Going Through Life with Bipolar Disorder

    I recently was diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder in April.
  • Cynthia B.
    Published 7 months ago
    Plagued: Living with the Voices

    Plagued: Living with the Voices

    It was like I was in a nightmare.
  • Vans Life
    Published 7 months ago
    Analyzing Conflict Between My Different Mental States

    Analyzing Conflict Between My Different Mental States

    To begin this conflict analysis, it would be most suitable to discuss the beginning of the conflict, which was August 11, 1997. Coincidentally enough, it’s also the date of my birth. Though it may seem strange, my conflict analysis won’t be between myself and another person, so to speak, but between myself and myself. While I don’t remember much from this date up until a few years ago, except for a few glimpses and flashes of memories, it’s safe to say that the origin of my internal conflict has been with me since birth. This mysterious origin is a hereditary mental illness, passed down to me by my father, which makes me feel like two or more different people in constant conflict—bipolar disorder.
  • Kristin Wilson
    Published 7 months ago
    Life with Bipolar Disorder

    Life with Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder affects as many as 60 million people worldwide. Bipolar is a lifelong chronic illness for which there is no cure. Someone living with this disorder will experience revolving episodes of depressive and manic behavior, each episode lasting for a week or more at a time. Due to the nature of this illness, many who are diagnosed as bipolar also have at least one other mental disorder diagnosis such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Dissociative Personality Disorder, PTSD, and Schizophrenia.
  • Janice Page
    Published 7 months ago
    The Fight of My Life

    The Fight of My Life

    I have a dream that I've been dreaming about since junior high school. I love writing and I love music. If I were able to put them both together, that'd be amazing. But being a songwriter, you have to know that right people and I don't know people. I don't like people. People make me anxious. I don't like feeling anxious.
  • Vans Life
    Published 7 months ago
    Are You Actually Bipolar? Now You Know

    Are You Actually Bipolar? Now You Know

    Chances are you've heard more people than not claim that they are bipolar. The truth is if they actually knew what "bipolar" was, they wouldn't use the term so lightly.
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 8 months ago
    Coping with Bipolar Disorder

    Coping with Bipolar Disorder

    Anyone who has bipolar disorder knows how hard it can be to oscillate between two extremes. What are the two extremes? Mania makes you feel like a superhero, while on the other hand, depression makes you feel like the worst person in the world. Going back and forth can feel like chaos.